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fine

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
fine

Comparative
finer

Superlative
finest

  1. If something is fine, it is OK, not a problem, or acceptable.
    She said it were works--it's fine.
    "Can I put it here?" "There? Oh, yes, yes, fine! Put it there."
    "How are you?" "Fine, thanks!"
  2. If something is fine, it is very good in quality.
    This is a fine example of how we can work together.
    Everyone should be able to enjoy fine music and fine art.
    She's one of Spain's finest skiers.
  3. If the weather is fine, the sun is out and it is not raining or snowing.
  4. Very, very small.
    Grind it into a fine powder.
    It's hard to see the fine details.

Synonyms[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
fine

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something works fine, it works well, or without any problems.
    Going there today would suit me fine.
  2. If you draw or cut something fine, you do it in very small pieces or with small detail.

Synonyms[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
fine

Plural
fines

  1. A fine is money that you pay for breaking a rule or the law.
    There is a $500 fine for smoking inside.

Verb[change]

Plain form
fine

Third-person singular
fines

Past tense
fined

Past participle
fined

Present participle
fining

  1. (transitive) If you fine someone, you make them pay money for breaking a rule or the law.
    He was fined $500 for smoking inside.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) To make something finer in quality or size.
    The wine will fine with time.